ALHR – Human rights lawyers concerned reintroduction of Fred Nile “Zoe’s Law” will undermin e womens and girls’ rights

Fred Nile has reintroduced his Crimes Amendment Bill, known as Zoe’s Law, which seeks to criminalise harm to, or destruction of, a “child in utero”.

“At best, these proposed changes to the Crimes Act are incompetently drafted and unnecessary, since there are already adequate provisions to prosecute dangerous drivers or assailants whose actions result in a woman suffering a miscarriage. At worst, these provisions are motivated by malicious and misogynistic intent and constitute a startling attack on the human rights of women – in the same league as the global gag rule recently signed by Donald Trump. ALHR calls on members of the NSW Legislative Assembly to reject the bill in its entirety.

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